FORGING A NAVAL BOARDING AXE!!!

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  • Published: 06 November 2019
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  • Scott Bayer
    Scott Bayer  21 hours back

    Umm u forgot to harden the spike... might as well cut it off, because it’s useless now.

    • LockRock RCs
      LockRock RCs  2 weeks back

      Are you using Borax?

      • brogeezie
        brogeezie  3 weeks back

        What's that white dust stuff they put on the hot metal and why?

        • Juliet hotel
          Juliet hotel  3 weeks back

          You should do forged in fire

          • John Navarro
            John Navarro  1 months back

            The scallion cutting KILLED me. Loved this project!! hit right at home as someone who is a fan of everything to do with Man of Wars

            • Nick Ross
              Nick Ross  1 months back

              Love the Montana flag on the wall in the back

              • Billy Metcalf
                Billy Metcalf  1 months back

                fucking love these dudes.

                • Jeff Palumbo
                  Jeff Palumbo  1 months back

                  You need an Ulu in the kitchen!

                  • Skyfall407
                    Skyfall407  1 months back

                    Ahhh, the kid from Jerry McGuire is doing well! Great job buddy!

                    • Buell Richmond
                      Buell Richmond  1 months back

                      I think your hair caught on fire...

                      • wolfchild71
                        wolfchild71  1 months back

                        the head of that axe is too big. the french boarding axes were much smaller, almost tomahawk like. as a compact fire axe, well done, though.

                        • L Y
                          L Y  2 months back

                          Reminds me of the time a Nord Huscarl axed sniped me head while I was running on a horse.

                          • Oggz M
                            Oggz M  2 months back

                            that axe looks wicked, love your work guys, whats with the bruise Alec?

                            • steady bloke
                              steady bloke  2 months back

                              Be easier with a forge press

                              • Derek Hibdon
                                Derek Hibdon  2 months back

                                Watching Will cut up those green onions got me thinking...…. how about making a nice Damascus Ulu??? I would Love to see that!

                                • alex39082
                                  alex39082  2 months back

                                  8:42 “DALE?!? NO POWER TOOLS!”

                                  • Brody Alford
                                    Brody Alford  2 months back

                                    Alec should make a video on different kinds of steel, what the numbers mean, that kind of thing. I'd watch the hell out of that.

                                    • Random Guy
                                      Random Guy  2 months back

                                      Brody Alford it would be a very long video, because the naming system is not really universal from manufacture to manufacture. Sometimes the numbers and letters have to do with carbon content, added trace elements, and procedures used to make it (like Crucibles CPM) but other times it’s just a list number.

                                      And then there are various versions of the same Steel like 154CM and CPM 154. Or even universally known steels like 1095 which are rebranded if made in a different country, like T10 maybe just 1095 or 1084

                                  • Colby Burgess
                                    Colby Burgess  2 months back

                                    Okay hear me out. Forged VS challenge: three part kitchen knife set.

                                    • StratosGear
                                      StratosGear  2 months back

                                      All this amazing machinery its mind boggling to think about the quality and quality of these tools that were produced WITHOUT electricity 👍🏻 the main reason I am in this business.

                                      • Skull Kid
                                        Skull Kid  2 months back

                                        Hey why don't you try to go on the show forged in fire

                                        • EvanArtsy
                                          EvanArtsy  2 months back

                                          I do art on my channel but your stuff makes me want to switch hobbies to blacksmithing 😂😂

                                          • GunSheppard
                                            GunSheppard  2 months back

                                            Is there a reason why you wouldn't hot-cut the mild steel with the high-carbon insert?

                                            • Brian Hawken
                                              Brian Hawken  2 months back

                                              Okay, Will cutting green onions is now the funniest moment on this channel, dethroning the “also known as the correct way” comment from his very first appearance with Alec. 😀

                                              • Kyle A
                                                Kyle A  2 months back

                                                What a pair of dorks. I love it. Never Change Alec and Will.

                                                • James Runyon
                                                  James Runyon  2 months back

                                                  A. how come no sewing?
                                                  B. will you have time for a nice thanksgiving themed cooking utensil?

                                                  • Rapplepap Games
                                                    Rapplepap Games  2 months back

                                                    I always wonder what would happen if police walked into Alex’s house to interrogate him for something and also search his house But what would happen if they found all the weapons in his house

                                                    • Razzreal
                                                      Razzreal  2 months back

                                                      I am so glad Will is part of this channel lol love his commentary

                                                      • AugustWayneProductions
                                                        AugustWayneProductions  2 months back

                                                        Will I think you need a bigger hammer.

                                                        • TheBenvelope
                                                          TheBenvelope  2 months back

                                                          So with the halberd, think of it like how to make a spear head with an axe as ornamentation on the spear. Just a little tip

                                                          • The G Team
                                                            The G Team  2 months back

                                                            Alec and Will - I love how you have returned with some good forging videos again including talking through your steps. It’s what made me subscribe a couple years ago, and I’m pumped to see this type of content return.

                                                            You guys are awesome!

                                                            • William Harris
                                                              William Harris  2 months back

                                                              If Will likes the axe as a kitchen tool, maybe you might consider forging an ulu. It's a cresent shaped knife designed for chopping.

                                                              • Tobias
                                                                Tobias  2 months back

                                                                I'm also a Norfolk lad, when I was a boy working in a blacksmiths I had to use hammers all by myself....there was no power hammer. You should've seen my master smith, both arms and chest like a Cradely Heath chain maker. He made Schwarzenegger look like a consumptive child. Tell you buddy that "real" blacksmiths don't use grinders. My master used silica sand as flux rather than borax.

                                                                • Randy Richardson
                                                                  Randy Richardson  2 months back

                                                                  Count me in thanks for the chance to win

                                                                  • Helveteshit
                                                                    Helveteshit  2 months back

                                                                    The handle could of gotten an upgrade. The slip slide protection knot at the end etcetera.

                                                                    • Psyrus
                                                                      Psyrus  2 months back

                                                                      Y...you have an "Ammo Can" brand ammo can? O_o

                                                                      • David Chapple
                                                                        David Chapple  2 months back

                                                                        Can You give us your subscriber's , a price list of the grinder's that you are planning on selling in the near future along with the sanding belt's that you have looked at as the best that your self would use.

                                                                        • Bo Nesbit
                                                                          Bo Nesbit  2 months back

                                                                          Thank you so much for the forge porn. The close ups in your videos are amazing and a great inspiration.

                                                                          • jandastroy
                                                                            jandastroy  2 months back

                                                                            I'm surprised you guys didn't chop some logs since you had an axe handy and all

                                                                            • Adam
                                                                              Adam  2 months back

                                                                              Great edit! I'm enjoying the inclusion of some one-shot episodes in the midst of your longer projects.

                                                                              • LaurelHill
                                                                                LaurelHill  2 months back

                                                                                Alright. The funk music is kicking.

                                                                                • MrToolmaker23
                                                                                  MrToolmaker23  2 months back

                                                                                  Hello Alec. Is that an engineer's Iron Ring on your left hand?

                                                                                  Work safe gentlemen.

                                                                                  • James Simonds
                                                                                    James Simonds  2 months back

                                                                                    You really should wear a mask when using borax like that. its nasty stuff in the lungs over time.

                                                                                    • Edem Frost
                                                                                      Edem Frost  2 months back

                                                                                      Guys, I am just wondering where is Alec Steele? Who we know from UK, who done excellent and unique and brilliant stuff... I was a great fan of him, watched every single video, but till he is in US he changed a lot, in a wrong way. It is sad! But tell me if I am wrong

                                                                                      • Ben Harding
                                                                                        Ben Harding  2 months back

                                                                                        Plz pick me

                                                                                        • Dan Moss
                                                                                          Dan Moss  2 months back

                                                                                          When in doubt power hammer it out.

                                                                                          New T shirt idea. Feel free to use it.

                                                                                          • Retrothis
                                                                                            Retrothis  2 months back

                                                                                            Toyota Celica in the background... Is it spicy?

                                                                                            • NīghtcøreLøver [ØFF LĪMĪTS]

                                                                                              Me: *sees the thumbnail*

                                                                                              My Thor sense: *clicks the video*

                                                                                              Me: *happiness noises*

                                                                                              • TangoDeltaDelta
                                                                                                TangoDeltaDelta  2 months back

                                                                                                Love the one-episode builds mixed in with the more complicated multi-part ones! Keep these coming please.